|Contactless not accepted here|
The final fail of the day was an attempt to rent a movie from Blockbuster. I thought if I was not able to watch a film at a cinema (despite attempting to do so at six cinemas, no less), then at least I could rent one. Blockbuster uses stat of the art Verifone VX810 machine, which while capable of accepting an optional contactless module, was very much contactless-less. So much for watching a movie tonight, but hei, I have Homeland to catch up anyway!
Our friends were impressed when I demonstrated the payment method. Sadly, none of them could jump on the contactless phone bandwagon as four owns an iPhone of some kind, while two other owns a Galaxy Nexus and a Vodafone branded Samsung Galaxy S III, which while NFC enabled, aren't compatible with the Orange Tap Wallet app. See the issue here? The industry should sit down an agree on a standard